To brighten your home with even more cute handmade crafts made by little hands, here’s a step-by-step glass stained kite craft that can occupy the kids. Kites are very common in Beijing, just head out to the local park and you can be sure to find at least one person flying or attempting to fly a kite. Read on to find out what you’ll need and how to put those materials together.
Things you’ll need:
- A4/A3 black construction paper
- 1/2-inch strips of black construction paper
- scrap pieces of black construction paper (from cutting out the kites)
- assorted colors of tissue paper – you can cut it into squares or let your kids tear pieces
- clear Contact paper
- yarn or ribbon
- colored construction paper scraps
1. Tape a piece of clear Contact paper, sticky side up, on the table. Stick your kite frame down and create a design with black paper strips or shapes. You could do traditional cross-shape strips, or something of your own creation.
2. Start covering your kite shape with colored tissue paper squares or pieces.
3. When your kite shape is completely covered with tissue paper, seal with another piece of clear Contact paper. For best results (less wrinkles and trouble), stick the cover sheet to one end and slowly smooth it down over the tissue paper.
4. Cut out your kite shape, cutting off the extra paper strips and contact paper.
5. For the tail, staple a piece of yarn or ribbon to the bottom of the kite. We also added a few construction paper flags to our tail – cut out a simple bow tie shape and staple to the tail.
6. Tape your colorful kites in a window to brighten up a gloomy day.
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